If you are interested in volunteering with the Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) volunteer network, please note that volunteers are screened to ensure they meet the necessary competencies.
These competencies include but are not limited to:
- education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related field
- minimum of five (5) years' recent and related experience working with clients in the field of social work, mental health, counselling, crisis response, or similar profession.
Visit the Disaster Psychosocial volunteer network to apply and to learn more.
The Disaster Psychosocial Services (DPS) volunteer network is comprised of volunteers including registered professionals and paraprofessionals from:
- BC College of Social Workers
- College of Psychologists of BC
- BC Association of Clinical Counselors
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
- Police Victim Services of BC
- Canadian Association for Spiritual Care
DPS volunteers are managed by the Provincial DPS Team, under Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC), a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). The DPS Council has representatives from each of the above professional groups, as well as the Canadian Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and Emergency Social Services.